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Plains Cotton Growers’
Annual Meeting

Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., will conduct its 51st Annual Meeting on Friday, April 4, 2008. PCG’s meeting will be held in the Banquet Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and the program will start promptly at 9 a.m.

Primary topics of discussion at the PCG meeting will include an overview of the current political climate and the potential impact this year’s presidential election will have on agriculture and trade policy; a Farm Bill issues update; and a 2008 commodity price and energy outlook.

Keynote speaker for this year’s PCG meeting is Washington, D.C.-based political and agricultural analyst Jerry Hagstrom. Hagstrom, who is a special correspondent for the National Journal’s Congress Daily, has been asked to present his thoughts on the political landscape heading into the 2008 presidential election, what direction agriculture and trade policy might take under a new president and how these changes might impact implementation of a new Farm Bill.

Joining Hagstrom on the program will be John Miller, founder of Southwest Agribusiness Consulting of College Station, Texas. Miller will present his thoughts on the outlook for commodity and energy prices and the market forces that will shape the 2008 production season.

Outgoing PCG president Mike Hughes, of Lamesa, will preside over the meeting and PCG Executive Vice President Steve Verett will report on the status of PCG operations and activities. Additional information about the PCG Annual Meeting and a final program will be available to attendees prior to the meeting.

Board Meeting

The Plains Cotton Growers Board of Directors will convene its scheduled quarterly meeting at 1:30 p.m., following the organization’s annual meeting. The PCG Board will meet in Room 108-109 at the Civic Center. The Board serves producers in 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle as well as the High Plains region that surrounds Lubbock.


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